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4 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Having had a look around some other hotels who we managed to get down to 600, because there rooms were so filthy and damp. We were very ready to pay the extra 200 to stay at the YMCA. The rooms were clean and big, the bed warm and comfy. The bathroom, although shared is very nice. All new fittings and... More 

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Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

YMCA has branded itself as an organization that follows Christ and his teachings. But as a Catholic, I was disappointed with how it treated visitors. The room was really nice and big, bathrooms are clean and the place is peaceful (except the running monkeys, though guests are secured and protected). But the service was deeply disappointing and bothering. It didn't... More 

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5 reviews
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Reviewed 10 October 2016 via mobile

Aweful place, we came at night time and after we took the room they told us that there is hot water only between 6-9 but it is nothing like what happend in the morning and just saw all the spurm mark on the sheet. We paid 800 INR for shared bathroom (they wanted 1500 for ensuite) so it is not... More 

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Reviewed 7 October 2016

The place is as old as it could get, stayed there for a couple of nights and found the people running the YMCA to be the best hosts one could get, they were warm, hospitable and really helpful. The place is very close to the Ritz cinema (practically in the same compound) and it's bang on Mall road. All other... More 

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Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

On the good side the place is very close to the rich with an amazing view, the staff let us have the room in the morning as we arrived in an early bus, the shared bathrooms are very clean and also we had breakfast included in the price. On the bad side is that the rooms available are not good... More 

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Reviewed 8 August 2016

YMCA is a solid choice. Big spacey rooms, best views in town and right in the center. Also a nice terrance. One tip for the hostel is that they should clean the toilets more often because some times during the day the whole hallway smells pretty bad.

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Reviewed 20 June 2016

As a solo traveler, I was looking for fair accommodations in Shimla knowing that for the budget traveler, Shimla is pricer than other parts of India. The YMCA seemed to be a fair option but the tyrant of a manager will force you into a double instead of offering you the dormitory. He insisted that because I'm traveling alone that... More 

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Reviewed 28 May 2016

The rooms are big and quite clean, the common bathrooms are ok and clean too (hot water only in the evening), the breakfast is nice and there's a terrace overlooking the mountains to hang out. Many people write really bad things about YMCA Shimla here - I don't know what they expected..!? It really is ok for a budget accomodation... More 

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Reviewed 5 May 2016 via mobile

YMCA is great - brilliant location (with beautiful views), clean rooms, warm showers and helpful staff. Anil was particularly great and helped us organise an amazing 4 day trip to Spitti Valley which we loved. He gave us genuine and thoughtful advise and took care of arranging the best driver, Ajay! My only complaint is that the people preparing breakfast... More 

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Reviewed 22 April 2016 via mobile

The Shimla YMCA is up a very steep climb, and the when you get there, there are a lot of steps to the rooms, so it's a lot of climbing. Our room wasn't great either. There was a hole in the wall. The staff was also very unhelpful. When we asked if there was hot water, we kept being told... More 

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Amenities

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  • Free Breakfast
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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Additional Information about Shimla YMCA

Address: Behind Ritz Cinema The Ridge, Shimla, India
Region: India > Himachal Pradesh > Shimla
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“Room 15 smelt pretty damp, so we chose another. It was fine”
 of 5 bubbles B9533GJjoec, 12 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Room 19 or the opposite one has sweeping city views”
 of 5 bubbles JamesField_LondonUK, 27 Oct 2015 | Read review
“Left wing has better beds and bathrooms.”
 of 5 bubbles Stasia853, 25 Jul 2015 | Read review
“Take the third floor with mountains view rooms”
 of 5 bubbles MESSY1234, 7 Mar 2015 | Read review
“Get a room from where you can have a beautiful view of mountains.”
 of 5 bubbles PradeepChauhan84, 10 Feb 2015 | Read review
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